My badge hat

 

When I was a kid we travelled a lot. My Dad was a cruise director for a big holiday cruise company. I won’t say which but there’s not many so you can probably guess. A few years in when I was old enough to craft my own personality I decided that this was the time to start collecting something to remind me of all the places I had been. I was given a bucket hat, these were somewhat popular in the late nineties early noughties. I never wore it, it was simply a vessel for a collection I would start. Badges! I collected badges from all the places I had been. Little metal mockups of their landmarks of their flags printed on pins. It wasn’t a huge collection but it felt like a little reminder if those times. Pictured is said hat.